Staying Safe at Home: Avoiding Overmedication The average 75-year old takes more than 10 prescription drugs.1 The use of four or more medications is known as polypharmacy. When using multiple medications, seniors run the risk of overmedicating, which can lead to falls, kidney failure and heart attacks.
Month: March 2015
Aging in Place Essentials: Part 5 — How To Make Your Bathroom Safer As we have mentioned elsewhere on Staying Put at Home, a safe bathroom is critical to Aging in Place. This week, we have a few more suggestions for how to improve the safety of your bathroom.
Aging in Place Essentials: Part 4 – Maintaining & Modifying Your Home: Who Can Help? As you have gotten older, many of your household tasks may have become much harder and more dangerous than they once were. Now, you don’t have to do it alone.